Directed by Martin Scorsese & Michael Henry Wilson
UK USA 133 minutes
A fascinating exploration of some of the landmarks of American cinema, as well as some of its lesser-known byways. Under chapter headings such as The Director’s Dilemma or The Director as Iconoclast, Scorsese analyses the work of filmmakers as diverse as D.W. Griffith, F. W. Murnau, Sam Fuller and John Cassavetes. This is no academic history, but a declaration of passion for cinema from one of its most celebrated contemporary practitioners.